The Pickerington Public Library is pleased to announce a visit from Athens County Foundation Executive Director Susan Urano on Tuesday, July 23. Urano is the author of The Community Table, a book that turns her years of nonprofit experience with large-scale annual fundraisers into a guide for community members and volunteers interested in creating their own fundraisers.
The book highlights Athens’s Bounty on the Bricks event, an annual event that raises nearly $100,000 for its area food bank.
“The Pickerington Public Library is committed to providing resources for its local nonprofits and business community. Said Colleen Bauman, Community Engagement Manager, “This event is an ideal opportunity to meet with an experienced fundraiser and to network with other professionals and volunteers in the Pickerington and Violet Township community.”
In The Community Table, Susan Urano guides readers to consider when to mount a fundraiser, who the stakeholders are, what social and financial value the event will bring to the community, and how partnerships might augment the payoff. Using real-life examples, she explains how organizers can learn from mistakes and illustrates methods of team building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.
About the Presenter
Urano has directed four nonprofit organizations and has served on numerous nonprofit and statewide boards. She has been the Executive Director of the Athens County Foundation for 15 years.
The Pickerington Public Library will host a discussion and book signing with Susan Urano on Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at its Pickerington Main Library. This free event is open to the public and copies of the Community Table will be available for purchase. Register online at pickeringtonlibrary.org to reserve space.